Incredibly, it’s already half-term. Well done year 6 for a brilliant half-term with lots of learning and plenty of fun.
This week, we rounded off our maths learning for the half-term by looking at ratio and scale factors. If you’d like another go, you can see the sheets here. Over half-term, remember to do plenty of practise on Times Tables Rockstars. You can also access practise arithmetic SATS-style papers here on MathsBot if you’d like to practise.
In English, we continued our exploration of famous war poets by progressing to imitating the style of Alfred Edward Housman’s untitled poem and then using imitation to write our entirely original war poem. We took on the voice of a conscientious objector, aiming to share what we have learnt about the horrors of war through poetry and implore people to avoid repeating the mistakes of history.
In Project, it was our final History lesson on World War I and we examined the enduring impact of the various technological advancements we’ve looked at. We were developing the skill of writing for meaning and purpose in history and as such recorded notes on the content to prepare for a debate, before running a pilot debate and editing our notes to prepare for the opposition’s points. Year 6 did a really great job in this challenging session.
In spelling, we focussed on the ‘t’ sound with the following focus words:
Our new project is Globalisation!
On the first Tuesday back in school (21st February), there will be a book fair after school.
In English, we continue with poetry, but with a focus on the collection Dark Sky Park: Poems from the Edge of Nature by Philip Gross.
In maths, we move on to algebra, beginning with 1 and 2-step function machines before moving on to formulae.
In guided reading, we will start Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo.
Both the texts mentioned would make good reading for half-term and give you a head start on the next Project!
Wishing you a restful half-term,
Year 6 Team